New silkscreen buttons for DREAM MACHINES tonight! Printed with love at Vera Project on a tattoo magazine donated by Fist Full of Metal tattoo I Greenwood…

DREAM MACHINES kicks off at 5pm in Nord Alley.. See you there!

New silkscreen buttons for DREAM MACHINES tonight! Printed with love at Vera Project on a tattoo magazine donated by Fist Full of Metal tattoo I Greenwood…

DREAM MACHINES kicks off at 5pm in Nord Alley.. See you there!

TONIGHT: DREAM MACHINES
Social hours, all abilities group ride, alleycat race, BBQ & freaky dancy party following - INCLUDING a fundraiser for local bike polo champs THE GUARDIANS and a video shoot/new song debut by WIZDUMB and dance jams by SCRATCH MASTER JOE. Hosted by BACK ALLEY BIKES and NEW MYSTICS. Nord Alley 5 - 7 pm, then onwards to Beacon Hill…

TONIGHT: DREAM MACHINES

Social hours, all abilities group ride, alleycat race, BBQ & freaky dancy party following - INCLUDING a fundraiser for local bike polo champs THE GUARDIANS and a video shoot/new song debut by WIZDUMB and dance jams by SCRATCH MASTER JOE. Hosted by BACK ALLEY BIKES and NEW MYSTICS. Nord Alley 5 - 7 pm, then onwards to Beacon Hill…

“Dream Machine” Caps Summer Kinetic Art Exhibit with Party Blending Bikes, Brews, Music and Mayhem - All to Send Seattle’s National Bike Polo Champions to Worlds
(Seattle) - On August 22, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. New Mystics and Back Alley Bike Repair commemorate the closing of the Nord Alley kinetic sculpture exhibit “Natural Movement” with a social hour, sunset group ride, alley cat race, BBQ, and hyphy dance party featuring new songs by WIZDUMB. The party culminates with the creation of a new music video by Don Wallingford and Brad Curran.  The event “Dream Machines” brings together Seattle’s coalescing bike/art/video/music communities to celebrate and raise money to send off local bike polo champions “The Guardians” to the world championships in Paris France this fall.
 
ABOUT “DREAM MACHINES”Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 Time: 5:00 p.m. - midnight Price: FREE (with raffle, donations and beverage sales benefiting bike polo team “The Guardians.”)
Social Hour and Artist Reception 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., at Nord Alley 314 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 
Alley Cat Race and Group Ride to the Party 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Just before sunset, New Mystics will take off for an all-levels group ride up toward Beacon Hill. From a picturesque vantage point group ride participants will be able to watch the end of the alley cat races, stunts and antics by experienced riders with the backdrop of the sunset behind Seattle and the Puget Sound. Beverage and raffle sales benefit “The Guardians” bike polo team.
BBQ and Raffle 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Veggie and Meat BBQ options available. Donations for dinner will  benefit “The Guardians” bike polo team. 
Party and Music at “THE NEST” 9:00 p.m. - closing At a private location TBA things will get loose! The 90’s magnetic tape mattress king/emcee/beat making empresario WIZDUMB will perform selections from his upcoming album release “Möstley Crëw” while filmmaker Brad Curran and director Don Wallingford shoot a live, improvised music video featuring New Mystics and guests. The album and video will be available online in September @ www.wizdumb.bandcamp.com


ABOUT NATURAL MOVEMENT
This summer in Nord Alley, Seattle, New Mystics presented a new body of five kinetic sculptures titled “Natural Movement” drawn directly from our oneiric experience of freedom - riding bikes. Cycling represents a slowing down of machine time, liberty from clocks and bus schedules, and a human powered traversal of terrain - it is also a metaphysical meditation.
Designed by Colin Mikel Northcraft and engineered by Aubrey Birdwell, NM created five new sculptures referencing the sacred geometry found in Buddhist sand painting and prayer practices. 
The “DREAM MACHINES” are four sculptures featuring human powered, painted mandalas mounted on scavenged bicycle wheels, connected through a series of bicycle based clockwork.  
Composed of discarded BMX wheels, the interactive sculpture “PRAYER WHEEL” references a traditional Buddhist prayer wheel and features poems written by the NM members. Through the grace of Nord building owner Todd Vogel and the support Back Alley Bikes, “PRAYER WHEEL” will remain permanently installed in Nord alley to continue sending positive messages through the cyclesphere in Seattle. New Mystics is excited about making a lasting contribution to a community that has empowered and entertained us so long. Give “PRAYER WHEEL” a spin next time you ride by and release the energy of the cyclist prayers inscribed on the wheel.  
NM would like to thank Davis Sign Company for their support in engineering and constructing NATURAL MOVEMENT.

“Dream Machine” Caps Summer Kinetic Art Exhibit with Party Blending Bikes, Brews, Music and Mayhem - All to Send Seattle’s National Bike Polo Champions to Worlds

(Seattle) - On August 22, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. New Mystics and Back Alley Bike Repair commemorate the closing of the Nord Alley kinetic sculpture exhibit “Natural Movement” with a social hour, sunset group ride, alley cat race, BBQ, and hyphy dance party featuring new songs by WIZDUMB. The party culminates with the creation of a new music video by Don Wallingford and Brad Curran.  The event “Dream Machines” brings together Seattle’s coalescing bike/art/video/music communities to celebrate and raise money to send off local bike polo champions “The Guardians” to the world championships in Paris France this fall.

 

ABOUT “DREAM MACHINES”
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 Time: 5:00 p.m. - midnight Price: FREE (with raffle, donations and beverage sales benefiting bike polo team “The Guardians.”)

Social Hour and Artist Reception 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., at Nord Alley 314 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA

Alley Cat Race and Group Ride to the Party 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Just before sunset, New Mystics will take off for an all-levels group ride up toward Beacon Hill. From a picturesque vantage point group ride participants will be able to watch the end of the alley cat races, stunts and antics by experienced riders with the backdrop of the sunset behind Seattle and the Puget Sound. Beverage and raffle sales benefit “The Guardians” bike polo team.

BBQ and Raffle 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Veggie and Meat BBQ options available. Donations for dinner will  benefit “The Guardians” bike polo team.

Party and Music at “THE NEST” 9:00 p.m. - closing At a private location TBA things will get loose! The 90’s magnetic tape mattress king/emcee/beat making empresario WIZDUMB will perform selections from his upcoming album release “Möstley Crëw” while filmmaker Brad Curran and director Don Wallingford shoot a live, improvised music video featuring New Mystics and guests. The album and video will be available online in September @ www.wizdumb.bandcamp.com

ABOUT NATURAL MOVEMENT

This summer in Nord Alley, Seattle, New Mystics presented a new body of five kinetic sculptures titled “Natural Movement” drawn directly from our oneiric experience of freedom - riding bikes. Cycling represents a slowing down of machine time, liberty from clocks and bus schedules, and a human powered traversal of terrain - it is also a metaphysical meditation.

Designed by Colin Mikel Northcraft and engineered by Aubrey Birdwell, NM created five new sculptures referencing the sacred geometry found in Buddhist sand painting and prayer practices.

The “DREAM MACHINES” are four sculptures featuring human powered, painted mandalas mounted on scavenged bicycle wheels, connected through a series of bicycle based clockwork.  

Composed of discarded BMX wheels, the interactive sculpture “PRAYER WHEEL” references a traditional Buddhist prayer wheel and features poems written by the NM members. Through the grace of Nord building owner Todd Vogel and the support Back Alley Bikes, “PRAYER WHEEL” will remain permanently installed in Nord alley to continue sending positive messages through the cyclesphere in Seattle. New Mystics is excited about making a lasting contribution to a community that has empowered and entertained us so long. Give “PRAYER WHEEL” a spin next time you ride by and release the energy of the cyclist prayers inscribed on the wheel.  

NM would like to thank Davis Sign Company for their support in engineering and constructing NATURAL MOVEMENT.

New Mystics and Hedreen Gallery Present: Dream Cargo
Show Dates: August 3rd & September 7th (Sundays)
Exhibit times: 7:30pm-11pm
Location: Seattle University Campus, Cisco Morris Biodiversity Garden
Cost: FREE
Dream Cargo: Lucid dreaming and Alternative listening in the Cisco Morris Biodiversity Garden presented by New Mystics, Hedreen Gallery and Seattle University
A series of public outdoor audio/visual exhibitions, held on the first Sundays of August, September in the Cisco Morris Biodiversity Garden from 8-11 pm. Inspired by the garden’s sense of mystery, its strange & dramatic mix of nature and architecture, the New Mystics’ partners with  Hedreen Gallery and Seattle University to present a series of outdoor public art exhibitions in this beautiful, unconventional space featuring new electroacoustic and electronic works by Northwest artists.
Each one night event featurings premiere audio and visual presentations
by music and visual artists from the Pacific Northwest.  The A/V presentations are either a single artist working between both visual and audio paradigms, or collaborative/ improvised pieces executed by individual audio and visual artists working and playing together.  Exhibits will begin at 8 p.m. and end at 11 p.m.
The events also features a ritualized procession by New Mystics members choreographed by Ezra Dickenson. Highlighting the architecture and lighting of the adjacent modernist/Moorish inspired parking structure and the large semi-circular, glass walled atrium that opens to the Biodiversity Garden, the costumes, video and audio from performances will culminate in a monthlong show at the Hedreen Gallery on the SU campus in November.

New Mystics and Hedreen Gallery Present: Dream Cargo

Show Dates: August 3rd & September 7th (Sundays)

Exhibit times: 7:30pm-11pm

Location: Seattle University Campus, Cisco Morris Biodiversity Garden

Cost: FREE

Dream Cargo: Lucid dreaming and Alternative listening in the Cisco Morris Biodiversity Garden presented by New Mystics, Hedreen Gallery and Seattle University

A series of public outdoor audio/visual exhibitions, held on the first Sundays of August, September in the Cisco Morris Biodiversity Garden from 8-11 pm. Inspired by the garden’s sense of mystery, its strange & dramatic mix of nature and architecture, the New Mystics’ partners with  Hedreen Gallery and Seattle University to present a series of outdoor public art exhibitions in this beautiful, unconventional space featuring new electroacoustic and electronic works by Northwest artists.

Each one night event featurings premiere audio and visual presentations

by music and visual artists from the Pacific Northwest.  The A/V presentations are either a single artist working between both visual and audio paradigms, or collaborative/ improvised pieces executed by individual audio and visual artists working and playing together.  Exhibits will begin at 8 p.m. and end at 11 p.m.

The events also features a ritualized procession by New Mystics members choreographed by Ezra Dickenson. Highlighting the architecture and lighting of the adjacent modernist/Moorish inspired parking structure and the large semi-circular, glass walled atrium that opens to the Biodiversity Garden, the costumes, video and audio from performances will culminate in a monthlong show at the Hedreen Gallery on the SU campus in November.

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NATURAL MOVEMENT

Show Dates: June 5 - July 1
Artist Opening Reception Date: Thursday, June 5
Opening Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Nord Alley - in Pioneer Square between 1st and 2nd, Main and Jackson
Cost: Free

Presented by New Mystics with support from Back Alley Bikes

New Mystics presents a new body of 5 kinetic sculptures drawn directly from our oneiric experience of freedom - riding bikes. Cycling represents a slowing down of machine time, liberty from clocks and bus schedules, and a human powered traversal of terrain - it is also a metaphysical meditation.

Designed by Colin Michael Northcraft, and engineered by Aubrey Birdwell, NM has created five new sculptures referencing the sacred geometry found in Buddhist sand painting and prayer practices. The “DREAM MACHINES” are four sculptures featuring human powered, painted mandalas mounted on scavenged bicycle wheels, connected through a series of bicycle based clockwork.

Give “PRAYER WHEEL” a spin next time you ride by and release the energy of the cyclist prayers inscribed on the wheel. Composed of discarded BMX wheels, “PRAYER WHEEL” references a traditional Buddhist prayer wheel and features poems written by the NM members, “PRAYER WHEEL” is an interactive missive sending an endless stream of good vibes into the universe.

“PRAYER WHEEL”, through the grace of Nord building owner Todd Vogel and the support Back Alley Bikes, will remain permanently installed in Nord alley to continue sending positive messages through the cyclesphere in Seattle. New Mystics is excited about making a lasting contribution to a community that has empowered and entertained us so long….

NM would like to thank Davis Sign Company for their support in engineering and constructing NATURAL MOVEMENT.

ARTIST RECEPTION

On June 5 New Mystics will host 3 hours of  cycling centered conversation and live music featuring NM members Specs One, Wizdumb, and the dj team Phone Sex Operators. Join us for FREE in Nord Alley from 5 - 8 pm to celebrate the installation of the NATURAL MOVEMENT show. There will be surprises, and a group ride out to sunset somewhere….

New Mystics portraits by DK Pan at #TMWRPRTY

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new mystics olympia, wa 2014